Fashion Blogger & Stylist - Edit by Lauren

Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

Dressed Up Denim

Casual Outfit Inspiration, Dressy Outfit Inspiration, Fall/Winter StyleLauren1 Comment

storets blouse | citizens of humanity jeans, another similar pair here | c/o dora mae jewelry earrings, 10% off any purchase with code EDITBYLAUREN | daya heels, also available here | valentino purse | karen walker sunglasses | images by megan weaver

One of my favorite things about style at New York Fashion Week last week was how many people wore jeans to shows and events. I have always loved dressing up jeans, and this season I just cannot get enough of this look!

The cropped pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans I'm wearing were a last minute purchase I made right before Fashion Week...I found them on a major sale at Anthropologie. {Sadly they are sold out at Anthro, but I located them here, and have several similar pairs listed below.} Jeans of SO many styles are "in" for Fall, but you'll especially be seeing lots of cropped flares with distressing and raw edges like I am wearing here. I love the way a cropped flare or wider leg looks with a pair of heels. They are a great style for year-round wear, that can also be dressed down with flats or sneakers. {Just avoid wearing any kind of chunky boot/bootie with this style.}

Here are some great cropped denim options in a variety of price-points ::

Also, this under-$100 pom-pom blouse is quite amazing and such a fun statement top for Fall. Speaking of statements, how gorgeous are these handmade vintage earrings by Dora Mae Jewelry? You'll soon realize I have been wearing them constantly! {I'll be sharing a lot more about this gorgeous jewelry collection soon, but head on over to the site to shop and enjoy 10% off any purchase with code EDITBYLAUREN.}

Stylishly yours,

 

 

Back 2 Blonde

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Free People dress | c/o sole society booties | c/o Gigi new york crossbody | quay sunglasses | c/o Kendra Scott earrings | c/o Kendra Scott ring | c/o back 2 blonde touch up spray

Attention all fellow blondies! I've found the secret to keeping my roots looking on point ALL the time, without adding extra salon visits! Back 2 Blonde is a root concealer spray that disguises roots in a snap while keeping hair looking shiny and natural. 

It comes in three shades of blonde tones and washes out with shampoo. I'm a huge new fan, and it's truly saving this busy mama lots of stress and time in between my salon color appointments.

You can learn more and order your own Back 2 Blonde products, and receive $5 off your purchase here

Happy Friday!

P.S. This Free People Mini Dress is such a comfortable Fall dress. It's perfect paired down with booties and later with over the knee boots and even layered with tights and a jacket! It's under $100 and also comes in a gorgeous red. I recommend sizing up. {I typically wear an XS in Free People but needed a Small in this dress.}

Thank you to Back 2 Blonde and Acorn Influence for sponsoring this post.

A New York City Rooftop Brunch

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MY LOOK :: asos dress {i am wearing a size US 4} | c/o baublebar earrings | steve madden heels | c/o kendra scott cuff | karen walker sunglasses

TARA'S LOOK :: topshop unique dress | valentino heels

AMANDA'S LOOK :: kate spade dress | kate spade purse | kate spade shoes

This year's New York Fashion Week was an absolute blast and one of the highlights of the trip was hosting a "Rooftop Recharge" Blogger Brunch with two friends, Tara and Amanda, for some of our favorite blogger gals. This was an idea I had been kicking around with my friend, Tara, for about a year and it was so exciting to see it all come into fruition!

We hosted a Sunday brunch at a gorgeous rooftop restaurant called Haven, which sits at the top of the beautiful Sanctuary Hotel, located nearby by Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Fifteen lovely bloggers from around the country joined us for breathtaking views, delicious food, bottomless mimosas and rose sangria {which was amaze!}, and lively conversation! It was a welcomed break from the hustle and bustle of Fashion Week, allowing all of us ladies to kick up our feet, connect and relax before we started a busy day.

Tara {aka "Martha Stewart"} coordinated the brunch decor, choosing a palette of blush, gray and burgundy, coordinating with the gorgeous backpacks Henri Bendel gifted each guest. Gorgeous florals by New York Plaza Florist completed the colorful tablescape.

Some of our favorite brands generously sponsored our brunch and filled each guests backpacks with an amazing assortment of goodies! These bags and their contents were a highlight of the brunch. Here's a peek into what was inside each Henri Bendel backpack ::

Corkcicle Canteen {keeps your drinks hot or cold ALL DAY!}

Colleen Rothschild Detox Mask, Face Oil and Eye Cream {I SWEAR by these three products and use them daily/weekly!}

Kendra Scott earrings

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye {my fav concealer!} and eye brush

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product {I use this every time I was my hair!} and hairspray

Clinique Pop Lip Color

Sole Society scarf {so pretty for Fall!}

Henri Bendel travel perfume and candle

InStyler Blu Mini Hairdryer

I wore the cutest ASOS metallic floral dress that is a perfect dress to wear Spring through Fall! I loved this dress for an outdoor brunch but it would also be perfect for a Fall wedding, and can be layered with a cropped jacket in cooler weather. It's under $100 and so comfy. {This dress only comes in Petite sizing for some reason. I am 5'7 and wearing a size 4 for size reference. The dress is roomy, so it helps compensate for the slightly shorter cut.} I have to also make mention of my heels, that have been go-to favorites of mine since I purchased them in July for Miami Swim Week. These Steve Madden Bowwtye heels are such versatile dressy shoes, look just like a MUCH more expensive designer version, come in four colors and are currently on sale for under $60!

If you looking for some new faces to follow on Instagram, here are the fab ladies who joined us.

Stephanie (@thestylebungalow), Kristen(@highendhippie), Christina (@fashionandfrills),  Sage (@sosageblog), Maddie (@ottestyle), Lauren (@laurenkaysims), Natalie (@natalie_keinan), Jaime (@jaimeshrayber), Brooke (@onesmallblonde), Jenn (@mrscasual), Amy (@fashion_jackson), Lauren (@lomurph), Jessica (@lipstickheelsandababy), Jenn (@jennysuemakeup), Bailey (@baileyschwartz)

A big thanks to Haven and Sanctuary for hosting us, to all the ladies who joined us and to the fabulous brands who gifted us so many goodies! Looking forward to making this brunch an annual NYFW tradition! 

Stylishly yours,

 

 

 

 

fall into fitness

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outfit one :: c/o albion fit romper | c/o swell bottle | nike shoes | c/o kendra scott earrings | ray ban sunglasses

outfit two :: c/o albion fit shorts | c/o albion fit tank | c/o albion fit sports bra | c/o sip by swell bottle | kendra scott nail polish in black onyx | nike shoes | ray ban sunglasses | photography by heidi geldhauser

I don't know if any you can relate, but this summer I lost my fitness "mojo." Between a lot of travel, weekends at the lake and a lack of structured daily schedule, I feel off the band wagon of clean eating and regular intense workouts...and by the time school started last month, I was feeling pretty unhappy with where my body and energy were at. 

There's nothing like a the feeling of a new school year and season to feel like a fresh beginning, so with my kiddos back in school and a more structured schedule in place, I decided to make some changes and re-engage my mind and body to get back on the fitness and health train! 

One month later, I am already feeling much better! Although I still have a ways to go to hit my goals, I credit three things to helping motivate me to get my butt back into shape.

1. Stylish, functional workout clothes. It may sound frivolous or superficial, but what you wear to exercise affects your overall view of yourself and thus can impact your workout! I am loving my Albion Fit clothes that are just that...stylish and functional.

As a mom on the go, I don't always have time to shower right after I work out, and often run errands and/or carpool in my fitness clothes. I love the comfort and mid-length of Albion Fit's Sprinter Shorts and this Fitness Romper just might be the the best invention ever! I wear my romper post workout or just as a cute weekend "athleisure" look with sneakers. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know Albion Fit is one of my favorite, go-to brands for flattering fitness and swim wear. The quality and fit are amazing! I am excited to team up with Albion Fit to giveaway THREE $75 Albion Fit gift cards. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to find out how to enter!

2. Orange Theory Fitness. I have heard the best things about Orange Theory Fitness over the past year and know so many women who credit this workout for major changes to their bodies. When a new Orange Theory recently opened near my home, I had to try it! All I can say is that this intense 60-minute workout is addicting! It's fun, always different and never boring and pushes me to work harder than I think I can each and every class. I hit Orange Theory hard starting about three weeks before traveling to New York Fashion Week, went 4-5 times a week and started to see results by week three. My energy levels have been up and I feel stronger than I have in months!

If you live near the Sugarloaf/Duluth area of North Atlanta, I would love for you to come join me for a complementary class  at the new Duluth location! Simply email me at lauren@editbylauren.com to set a time. {The owners of my gym also own a location in Peachtree Corners and in Hamilton Mill/Buford, so I can also set you up at one of these locations if that is more convenient for you!}

3. Advocare products. Last but not least, a good friend with one of the strongest physiques I know, hooked me up with some amazing Advocare products to help me jumpstart my new fitness regime. I have starting to incorporate some of these products into my daily routine and am loving them and totally feeling a difference in my energy levels while working out and throughout the day. I'll be posting more about these products soon, but the two products I currently cannot live without are Spark and Catalyst. The first thing I do when I wake up each morning {even before my coffee!} is drink a glass of Spark mixed into water, and take three Catalyst tablets. Spark tastes SO good and so refreshing that I look forward to it each morning. {My favorite flavors are grape, cheery and lime aid.} It gives me so much energy! Catalyst is an amino acid supplement  that helps define muscle tone, muscle repair and also helps with energy. These two are a power combo and I repeat this combo each afternoon as well. For more info, feel free to email me at lauren@editbylauren.com or reach out to my friend, Alex Woolverton, who is a wealth of knowledge and super helpful! Tell her Lauren referred you. :)

Like I mentioned above, I am excited to team up with Albion Fit to GIVEAWAY THREE $75 GIFT CARDS! There are two ways to enter, for two entries total. 

1. Pin any pic from this post onto your Pinterest page. {Simply hover your mouse over a pic and you'll see the "pin it" icon pop up!} Comment on this post that you did. {For a bonus entry, follow me on Pinterest here and comment that you did!}

2. Head over to my Instagram page @laurenlefevre around 6:30pm tonight and enter on my Instagram post featuring one of the the Albion Fit pics.

Stylishly yours,

 

 

three everyday fall wardrobe essentials

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free people sweater, another almost identical in more sizes version here | ag jeans | dolce vita boots | sole society clutch | free people bralette | ray ban sunglasses | kendra scott necklace | kendra scott ring | photography by heidi geldhauser

I'm excited to team up with Nordstrom today to share my Fall uniform. This outfit represents the go-to items in my wardrobe that I reach for when I need to pull together a comfortable, go-anywhere Fall outfit. These three staples are some of the more versatile pieces a girl can own, and are all essentials for great Fall style!

1. A tunic top/sweater. I love this open-back Free People version I am wearing here. Nordstrom has tons of other great options, too! Here are a few of my other favorites ::

2. A pair of distressed jeans. I probably sound like a broken record about my love for distressed jeans, and especially the AG pair I am wearing here, since they are my FAVORITE! This style jean is truly one of the easiest ways to add chic flair to any outfit, casual or dressy! Here are some other fantastic distressed denim options from Nordstrom ::

3. Over-the-knee boots. This style boots are super flattering and elongating to the leg, and what woman doesn't want that?! I love how over-the-knee boots look equally fabulous worn with denim, leggings or skirts/dresses. The Vince Camuto pair I am wearing here are a great fit {and work with my larger muscular calves!}. Here are a few other great options ::

Nordstrom is the ideal one-stop shop for these essentials, plus everything on your Fall shopping list. An added bonus is free shipping and easy returns, which makes online ordering and trying items on in the comfort of your home a total breeze.

Happy Friday!

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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